|There are some great resources regarding preparing for a hurricane or other disasters:|
Stay Informed -- Prepare! -- Plan! -- Homeland Security -- American Red Cross -- ARC Store -- Weather Center.
HELPFUL HURRICANE HINTS
During the hurricane season, keep these phone numbers close at hand to find out local weather warnings and evacuation details:
Baldwin County EMA Bullentin Board (251) 947-1150
Orange Beach Info Line (251) 980-4636
Dick Carson, chairman of the Emergency Management Operations Committee for Ono Island, has written up a succinct list of do’s and don’ts in the event of a hurricane. Mr. Carson directed hurricane survival and recovery efforts during and immediately after Hurricane Ivan last September. His list is based on hard-earned lessons based on that experience.
As we do each year, a list of considerations is provided for your use:
When hurricane predictions indicate landfall anywhere near lower Alabama (w/in 100 to 300 miles, depending on storm’s size,evacuate no later than when the storm enters the Gulf. That may give you two days start over the thousands of visitors on Pleasure Island who wait until the last minute. Heed the lessons from the surprise FLOOD of 30 April 2014, probable flood pockets when the earth is saturated, and the probability of flooded roads.